Last year Ukraine’s by-product coke plants imported 11.98 million tons of coking coals and coal concentrate for coking, up by 14% YoY.
In December 2018, 1.03 million tons were imported.
Local coal supply dropped by 16% YoY, to 2.69 million tons (270 thousand tons in December 2018).
All in all, in 2018 Ukrainian coke plants received 14.67 million tons of coking coal, up by 7% YoY.
The share of the imported coal was 81.7% against 76.7% in 2017.
In December 2018 plants received 1.3 million tons of coking coal, up by 2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)